Motorists driving between Lansing and Waukon may need to allow themselves some extra time starting Monday.

A month-long contruction project is schedule to get underway on Iowa Highway 9. Work to replace culverts and improve shoulders will require both a detour and flaggers, Iowa Department of Transportation said.

According to a press release, construction crews are scheduled to resurface and add asphalt shoulders to Iowa 9 between 10th Ave. NW in Waukon and South Road in Lansing. The project will require lane closures, with traffic being directed by a pilot car and flaggers.

Iowa DOT officials said culverts are also being replaced along a stretch of Iowa 9 between the north city limits of Waukon to Allamakee County Road A-44. The culvert replacement project will require a full road closure beginning May 11 until and continuing through early June, weather permitting. During the closure, motorists will be detoured around the work zone using Ninth St. SW, Iowa Highway 76/Ninth St. NW and Allamakee County Road A-44.

Iowa DOT officials remind motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit 511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter; or download the free app to your mobile device.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app